THE RIPPLE OF HOPE
During this time and age when the media is controlled and manipulated by the powers that be, and the social media is also manifestly abused, the absorption of ideas greatly depend on repetitious presentation of pros and contras by those with the obsession to deliver the hidden and obvious messages.
False confidence is a disease which is often infected by those in the status quo who are evasive of criticisms, either out of ignorance or based on crafted feedbacks by agents whom they serve as unethical professionals or simply paid agents.
Such an example is when the 12 branches of UMNO in the Port Dickson division called for the resignation of the Prime Minister.
This call was brushed aside by the head of the UMNO division as being organized by a minority of trouble makers.
It was also belittled by an UMNO national leader as too few out of thousands of UMNO branches.
However, it this such decisions as this which contributes to what is described by Robert Kennedy, in 1966, as 'a ripple of hope'.
Robert Kennedy uttered the following words:
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.